Frequently Asked Questions
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Total dental health goes beyond routine cleanings. At Weaver, Reckner & Reinhart Dental Associates, we emphasize preventative dentistry to deter potential problems. We offer a wide range of services, from oral hygiene to orthodontia and reconstructive surgery, to ensure that your mouth remains as healthy as possible.
With a focus on education and patient-staff relationships, we aim to help you know more. We believe that patients who understand their dental exams will schedule routine visits to maintain healthy mouths — rather than waiting until they experience discomfort.
What should I expect on my first visit?
At Weaver, Reckner & Reinhart Dental Associates, we love meeting new people! During your first visit to our office, we will address any dental concerns that you might have. A dentist will evaluate your teeth and provide you with treatment options. If your first appointment is scheduled with a hygienist, she will work with the doctors to provide comprehensive and professional care. It is helpful to arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time to fill in the necessary paperwork. We look forward to meeting you and hope to begin a long relationship as we care for your smile.
What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
Should you experience severe pain or sustain an injury to your teeth or mouth, we will handle your emergency promptly. If at any time a tooth is accidentally knocked out, always immediately place the tooth in a cup of milk and call the office. If we are not in the office, our voice mail will prompt you for further contact information to reach a doctor. Also, visit our new Dental Emergencies page for a handy list of the DOs and DON’Ts of Dental Emergencies. Knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and loosing a tooth.
How often should I schedule an appointment?
We recommend that patients with healthy gums schedule routine preventative dental visits at least every six months. If you have periodontal disease, more frequent visits may be needed to maintain optimum dental health.
What are your office hours?
Monday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Emergencies are handled promptly.
What is an Extended Functions Dental Assistant (E.F.D.A.)?
Extended functions dental assistants (E.F.D.A.) have earned additional certification that allows them to perform fillings, some aspects of orthodontics, and other tasks.
Do you perform oral surgery?
Yes, our doctors perform routine dental extractions. For more complex situations or wisdom teeth extractions, we work closely with specialists who can provide those services. We emphasize your comfort in what can be a stressful visit for some patients.
What is endodontics?
Our doctors can perform endodontics, or root canal therapy, should you experience severe pain that may be caused by injured nerves within a tooth. In most cases, you will not need a referral — we can treat you in our office.
Do you offer cosmetic dentistry options?
Your smile can be the most eye-catching feature of your face. Our doctors use the latest advances in dentistry to give you choices that can help you smile with confidence. You no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth. We can perform veneers (custom-made porcelain shells), tooth whitening, or bonding to give you the beautiful smile you desire.
What is TMJ? Do you treat it?
TMJ is a jaw disorder that may include symptoms such as headaches and pain in the face, ears, neck, jaw, and sinuses. Our office has the most advanced TMJ diagnostic equipment in the area. We can treat TMJ comfortably and show you how to manage pain at home.
At what age should my child see the dentist?
We generally recommend that children begin to visit the dentist at the age of three. It is important for children to develop positive experiences while having their teeth examined and professionally cleaned. If at any age you notice that your child has questionable areas on their teeth, please schedule an appointment to have the dentist evaluate them.